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Title: Development of Transition-Edge Sensor X-ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Scattering and Energy Dispersive Diffraction Imaging

Abstract

In this paper we present a strip transition-edge sensor microcalorimeter linear array detector developed for energy dispersive X-ray diffraction imaging and Compton scattering applications. The prototype detector is an array of 20 transition-edge sensors with absorbers in strip geometry arranged in a linear array. We discuss the fabrication steps needed to develop this array including Mo/Cu bilayer, Au electroplating, and proofof-principle fabrication of long strips of SiNx membranes. We demonstrate minimal unwanted effect of strip geometry on X-ray pulse response and showlinear relationship of 1/pulse height and pulse decay times with absorber length. For the absorber lengths studied, our preliminary measurements show energy resolutions of 40-180eV near 17 keV. Furthermore, we show that the heat flow to the cold bath is nearly independent of the absorber area and depends on the SiNx membrane geometry.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Center for Nanoscale Materials
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS); Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS) and Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Scientific User Facilities Division; USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1632273
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Low Temperature Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 199; Journal Issue: 1-2; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-2291
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; DRIE; EDXRD; TES; cryogenic detectors; microcalorimeters

Citation Formats

Patel, U., Divan, R., Gades, L., Guruswamy, T., Yan, D., Quaranta, O., and Miceli, A. Development of Transition-Edge Sensor X-ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Scattering and Energy Dispersive Diffraction Imaging. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10909-019-02267-7.
Patel, U., Divan, R., Gades, L., Guruswamy, T., Yan, D., Quaranta, O., & Miceli, A. Development of Transition-Edge Sensor X-ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Scattering and Energy Dispersive Diffraction Imaging. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10909-019-02267-7
Patel, U., Divan, R., Gades, L., Guruswamy, T., Yan, D., Quaranta, O., and Miceli, A. Tue . "Development of Transition-Edge Sensor X-ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Scattering and Energy Dispersive Diffraction Imaging". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10909-019-02267-7. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632273.
@article{osti_1632273,
title = {Development of Transition-Edge Sensor X-ray Microcalorimeter Linear Array for Compton Scattering and Energy Dispersive Diffraction Imaging},
author = {Patel, U. and Divan, R. and Gades, L. and Guruswamy, T. and Yan, D. and Quaranta, O. and Miceli, A.},
abstractNote = {In this paper we present a strip transition-edge sensor microcalorimeter linear array detector developed for energy dispersive X-ray diffraction imaging and Compton scattering applications. The prototype detector is an array of 20 transition-edge sensors with absorbers in strip geometry arranged in a linear array. We discuss the fabrication steps needed to develop this array including Mo/Cu bilayer, Au electroplating, and proofof-principle fabrication of long strips of SiNx membranes. We demonstrate minimal unwanted effect of strip geometry on X-ray pulse response and showlinear relationship of 1/pulse height and pulse decay times with absorber length. For the absorber lengths studied, our preliminary measurements show energy resolutions of 40-180eV near 17 keV. Furthermore, we show that the heat flow to the cold bath is nearly independent of the absorber area and depends on the SiNx membrane geometry.},
doi = {10.1007/s10909-019-02267-7},
journal = {Journal of Low Temperature Physics},
number = 1-2,
volume = 199,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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